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2. Easy Ways To Get The Nutrition You Need

Eat Better, Save Money
A common misconception about trying to eat food that is more nutritious is that improving your diet has to cost more. “Healthy food is not necessarily expensive,” says Parke Wilde, PhD, an associate professor at Tufts’ Friedman School who previously worked for the USDA’s Economic Research Service.

Ask the Experts: Popcorn; Antioxidant Loss; Spicy Pepper Alternatives

Q: I’ve been reading in your newsletter about the downsides of consuming too many starchy foods. Since corn is a starchy food, does that apply to popcorn, which I’ve been eating thinking it’s a healthy snack?

A: Nicola M. McKeown, PhD, director of the Friedman School’s Nutritional Epidemiology Program and a

Expert Tips for Nutrition-Smart Holiday Travel

If you’re planning to join the holiday travel crush—or already looking ahead to 2016 vacations—there’s good news about your eating options en route. “I actually think that airport choices are beginning to improve a bit, both in terms of take-out and sit-down options,” says Jeanne Goldberg, PhD, professor at Tufts’

Finding High-Protein Foods from Plant Sources

Finding High-Protein Foods from Plant Sources

Some plant foods contain fiber, vitamins, minerals, phytochemicals, and healthy fats, along with a significant amount of protein. Studies suggest that adopting a plant-based diet lowers your risk of chronic disease and extends your life. Many health experts recommend including a few meatless meals that contain high-protein foods from plant

Turn Nutritious Fruits Into Healthy Desserts

Turn Nutritious Fruits Into Healthy Desserts

Fruits provide slow-digesting carbs, various types of fiber, and a host of vitamins, including A, C, E, and K plus several B vitamins. Fruits also provide many important minerals, including calcium, potassium, manganese, magnesium, and copper, along with a cornucopia of phytochemicals. Among plant foods, fruits are especially high in

5. Fruit Superfoods

Fruits flourish across the planet in jungles, orchards, gardens, and back yards—and each fruit has its own distinctive flavor, aroma, and texture. Fruits add so much variety and taste to our diets that they have been cultivated, preserved, and enjoyed year-round by people all over the world for centuries.
While many

4. Vegetable Superfoods

Vegetables have always had a reputation for being healthy, and research continues to support that a vegetable-rich diet is a winning approach to optimal health and disease protection. The edible roots, leaves, stems, buds, flowers, and flesh from plants fall under the broad category of vegetables. According to botanical classifications,

Savor the Holidays

Statistics show that the average person gains about five pounds during the holiday season. While that might not seem like that much, the problem is most people don’t lose the weight. And year after year, those pounds add up.

Culprits include richer foods, high-calorie beverages, more parties, and snacks at every

Ask the Doctor: 2,000-Calorie-a-Day-Diet; Healthy Popcorn

Q. I read a lot of nutrition stories that base suggested daily servings of certain foods on a 2,000-calorie-a-day diet. Is that a healthy average calorie intake for most women?
A. The amount of daily calories you should consume depends on several factors. These include your age, your current height and

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